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Yemen army offers safe routes for Hodeidah civilians

  • Houthi militants willing to put down their weapons would also be given safe passage, the army said.
  • The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Sunday that nearly 5,000 families have been displaced from Hodeidah province this month.
By Hani Hazaimeh ·

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KSRelief readies urgent response plan for Hodeidah

  • The plan involves sending specialized medical teams to the port city
  • The army took control of Hodeidah’s airport on Saturday
By Rashid Hassan ·

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Taliban snub Ghani’s peace overture, call off cease-fire

  • There has been criticism of the truce, during which the Taliban freely entered cities.
  • The government-appointed High Peace Council (HPC) said it had been in direct contact with Taliban leaders since the truce began.
By Sayed Salahuddin ·

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Israeli planes strike Hamas targets in Gaza

  • The attacks targeted two Hamas military sites and a munitions manufacturing site
  • “Fire balloons” and kites carrying flammable material have become symbols of the Palestinian border protests in recent months
By AFP ·

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Afghan Taliban frown at militants’ Eid cease-fire selfies

  • Both the Afghan government and the militants declared temporary cease-fires for the end-of-Ramadan Eid Al-Fitr holiday
  • The Taliban cease-fire ended on Sunday. The government extended its cease-fire with the Taliban, which had been due to end on Wednesday, June 20, by 10 days
By Reuters ·

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Saudi shares-index upgrade likely to ‘turbocharge’ private sector growth

  • $2 trillion in global emerging market funds
  • Saudi bluechips set to gain from inflows
By Richard Wachman ·

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Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup

  • Besides Brazil and Germany, Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland on Saturday and Spain and Portugal played to a 3-3 draw on Friday.
By AP ·

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Israel targets rights groups with bill to outlaw filming of soldiers

  • Rights groups frequently film Israeli soldiers on duty in the occupied West Bank, documentation the organizations say is necessary to expose abuse by the military
  • A ministerial committee which oversees legislation voted to approve the bill on Sunday
By Reuters ·

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Imaan Hammam, Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner walk for Versace

  • Models Imaan Hammam and Bella Hadid walked the runway for Italian design house Versace at its Milan Men’s Fashion Week show on Saturday
  • Milan will showcase 28 ready-to-wear collections to reveal the Spring/Summer 2019 lines
By Arab News ·